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Ankara, Turkey – On Saturday, Turkish police forcibly dispersed a demonstration in Ankara, where hundreds gathered to condemn military intervention in Syria and airstrikes against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq.
Police used tear gas to disperse some 1,000 demonstrators in central Ankara.
The demonstration was reportedly organized by PKK supporters and Turkish opposition activists who condemned airstrikes against the PKK and the Turkish military intervention in Syria.
Speaking to ARA News, Ali Morad, a Turkish activist who participated in Ankara demonstration, said: “We took to the street to condemn army intervention in the war in Syria because of its possible consequences on stability in Turkey.”
“We are also here to denounce the recent airstrikes against the PKK in northern Iraq. This will prevent the planned peace process in Turkey,” Morad added.
On Friday, Turkey launched several airstrikes against PKK members in northern Iraq. Turkish fighter jets also targeted locations near Syria’s Aleppo in an unprecedented step against militants of the Islamic State.
Reporting by: Mustafa Hamid
Source: ARA News